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  • Parent Engagement Supports Language Learning

    by Prawee Pariyawateekul | Dec 03, 2015
    Director Kathe Kirby explores the challenges, opportunities and strategies to foster greater parental engagement in children's learning in school.
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  • Language is the passport to personal mobility, opportunity and prosperity

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    by Prawee Pariyawateekul | Dec 01, 2015
    Executive Director, Kurt Mullane brings to light the importance of teaching second and third languages in schools, and explores the potential benefits for the personal mobility of students and safeguarding Australia’s social and cultural harmony.
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  • Radicalisation versus respect

    by Prawee Pariyawateekul | Oct 16, 2015
    In the wake of the Parramatta shooting last week, it’s important to remember that ensuring our students maintain a respect for the different cultures they encounter is as critical a challenge as preventing the radicalisation of more young people.
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  • We're in need of a stronger mandate for intercultural understanding

    by Prawee Pariyawateekul | Oct 16, 2015
    The most recent set of educational goals for young Australians recognises the fundamental role that education plays in building a society that is ‘cohesive and culturally diverse (MCEETYA, 2008, p. 4).
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